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The Carnyx: Music on the Iron Age Battlefield

This wind instrument was designed to intimidate opponents.

The Failed Irish Rebellion of 1798

This major uprising against British rule was ultimately suppressed.

Victory at Sea: The Dramatic Rise and Fall of Naval Powers During World War II

Historian Paul Kennedy chronicles the emergence of a new world order.

The Last Charge of the Bicycle Brigade

The humble bicycle had a suprisingly important role in both world wars.

The Dead Man Who Duped Hitler: The Beyond Bizarre Tale of WWII’s Strangest Operation

Now a major motion picture starring Colin Firth, Operation Mincemeat involved a corpse, a fake fiancée, and the successful invasion of Sicily.

The Ghost Dance War: A Violent Response to Native American Resistance

An infamous massacre followed a Native American religious revival.

How the Battle of the Coral Sea Set the Stage for the Allied Victory at Midway

The Japanese won the battle, but their advances into the Pacific were halted.

How Martha Gellhorn Became the Only Woman to Land on Normandy Beach

The accomplished war correspondent was determined to see the action.

The Battle of Fort Sumter Ignited the Civil War

When peace talks failed, this federal property tipped our divided nation into its bloodiest conflict.

12 Inspiring Books About POWs

These stories remind us that hope can triumph over anything.

4 Books to Help You Understand the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Go deeper into the historical and political reasons for Russia's invasion.

Your Handy Viewing Guide to Military Episodes of The Simpsons

The long-running sitcom that lampoons American life has focused on warfare more than once.

5 Bloodless Wars That Were Resolved Without Violence

These curious conflicts lacked one crucial element: actual fighting.